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Louisiana ‘super fog’ pileup on interstate leaves 7 dead, 25 injured, over 150 vehicles damaged

Seven people were killed, at least two dozen injured and 158 vehicles were damaged on an interstate in Louisiana during a “super fog” that left visibility near zero. 

The crash on I-55, involving at least 158 vehicles, occurred on Monday morning due to heavy fog conditions, according to Louisiana State Police. 

The Louisiana Department of Traffic Development reported an 11-mile backup.

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The crash, involving at least 158 vehicles, occurred on Monday morning due to heavy fog conditions. (Louisiana State Police)

Additional fatalities could be located once the crash scene is completed cleared, police said.

A long stretch of Interstate 55, a 24-mile-long highway near New Orleans, is expected to be closed “for the foreseeable future,” police said.

“I also want to thank the first responders and medical personnel who have worked so diligently to save lives and render aid. The best way you can help them, besides exercising caution on the road, is to donate blood at your local blood donation center. It will help replenish supplies that are being drained today to care for the wounded,” Gov. Edwards said.

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a breaking news writer for Fox News Digital and Fox Business. 

She is a native of Massachusetts and is based in Orlando, Florida.

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